Basel: "Animal Circle" group as a criminal
international pedophile ring - and many victims
translated into English and presented by Michael Palomino
(2011 / 2015)
In 1964 already "Animal Circle" was founded in Basel. This
circle began as a normal hunting party and then developed
criminal habits. The members partly were adherents of sexual
lethal torture with children, and there are indications for
connections to the Dutroux case in Belgium, to child
trafficking and murder of children. Members of this criminal
group are doctors (physicians), chemists, pharmacists,
lawyers, and businessmen, and according to some more
indications also judges of justice who are protecting this
These criminal pedophile members of "Animal Circle" gave
themselves names of animals (names were e.g. crocodile,
eagle etc.). They attracted systematically
drug-addicted rent boys, and therefore drug-addicted
children and teens were their victims. They were lured with
drugs, and in the case of doubt they were presented as not
credible (and this is going on until today in 2011).
With this method, criminal pederasty is
belittled in Animal Circle systematically because there
would be "no proofs". At the end the daily journal "Basel
Newspaper" ("Basler Zeitung") is belittling (article of 16
July 1998) that there would not be involved famous
politicians on the list of "Animal Circle". "Animal Circle"
would be only a club of gays, and all would be exaggerated
by Zurich press (neighbor town of Basel). Well, a list can
be changed always when the list was never published before.
Until today (2011) this list has never been published,
because all criminalities committed with boys and teens had
expired by limitation in 1998, justice said...
Michael Palomino, 19.11.2010
Swiss newspaper articles about criminal pedophile
"Animal Circle" (German: "Tierkreis")
5 July 1998: <The name of the boss was
Crocodile> - criminal pedophile ring "Animal Circle" in
Basel with many children and teens as victims
One of the victims is called "moorhen" ("Sumpfhuhn") and at
the beginning was 14 years old, now (in 1998) is 29 years old
- the boss is called "crocodile" ("Krokodil") and is a
procurator - member "elephant" is a doctor (physician) and is
a private lecturer Y.Z. with Dr. title - member "Ice Bear"
("Eisbär") is a pharmacologist U.J. - member "white monkey"
("Weisser Affe") is a well known hairdresser working in France
at the moment (in 1998) - member "little weasel" ("Wieseli")
is a landlord X.Y. - member "Eagle" ("Adler") is a businessmen
P.L. - after 15 years of torture Lucky could get out of this
Animal Circle telling details of the criminal pedophiles in
this "Animal Circle" - child porno films - trips to Thailand
and to the Philippines
from: Sunday's Blick (Sonntagsblick): Der Chef nennt sich
Krokodil; 5 July 1998; edition no. 27; page A2; translated by
<By Carl Just
Basel - "Moorhen" [the nickname of victim Lucky] is singing
out [ is telling the truth] - and highly reputated people of
Basel cannot sleep any more: doctors, chemists and managers
had installed a perverse "Animal Circle" on the Rhine Knee [in
the town of Basel]. The victims of these sado maso plays were
obtained on baby prostitution locations!
14 years and was depending on the needle.This young junky got
the money for his heroine consumption by working as a rent boy
- in well known parks and bars in Basel on the Rhine.
"One evening a person in restaurant 'Push' (Basel German:
'Dupf') came and pled him to another table. 'Crocodile' wanted
to speak to him, Lukas
Frey remembers. Today, he is 29 years old, and he can
well remember how all began.
"Fresh flesh for Animal
[Lukas Frey (alias "Lucky")
was engaged in 1983 - some members of criminal pedophile
Crocodile was interested in Lucky. Crocodile was the
procurator R.F. He came from a well reputated producer's
family living from the benefits of their properties.
Crocodile and this young rent boy made a deal in some minutes.
"I need money for my drugs - and he needs fresh flesh for his
Animal Circle", Lucky said.
Since the 1980s the procurator Croco was managing a secret sex
ring disguised as an animal circle. District attorney Judie
Melzl also uttered the names of well reputated people of Basel
who are members of this perverse circle:
There is an "Elephant" ("Elefant"), he is a doctor (physician)
and a private lecturer, Dr. Y.Z. He is said having planned to
pay 10,000 Swiss Francs to Lucky, but then refused.
There is an "Ice Bear" ("Eisbär"), pharmacologist U.J, member
of the sex ring.
Another member is "White Monkey" ("Weisser Affe"), a well
known hairdresser from Basel working in France now.
The landlord X.Y. is called "Little Weasel" (Basel German:
And there is a manager P.L. called "Eagle".
[Services every week - and
regular trips to Thailand and to the Philippines]
"I had to visit Croco ("Kroko") every Tuesday", Lucky reports
to Sunday's Blick. "In the cellar there were the hardest
parties - with much alcohol and with painful sado maso plays.
Croco, Ice Bear, Little Weasel and the others were slobbering
over child porno films - and then were sucked and satisfied
sexually by the boys. The Animal Circle regularly had trips to
Thailand and to the Philippines. Boys are cheaper in Far East,
[Victim Lucky gets an own
animal name "rail" (a moorhen)]
Lucky advanced rapidly as a favorite rent boy for Croco.
Animal Circle was honoring him with a trophy for "the sweetest
sucking mouth". And at the end Croco rewarded the rent boy
with the admission into the Animal Circle - Lucky got the name
of "rail", the name of a moorhen.
The perverse archives of
Crocodile - [photos and underwear of boys]
Lucky: "Croco also had a catalog with photos of the ass and
the genitalia of each boy. Every rent boy had to give worn
undershorts for his 'archives'."
[Lucky also is abused by a
doctor Dr. K.: sucking service for methadone]
Torture with whiskey and drugs had a price: At the end Lucky
was with doctor Dr. K. - and Lucky wanted to get rid of
heroine with methadone. Dr. K. was not member of the Animal
Circle, but nevertheless there was sex. "I had to satisfy the
doctor orally getting the methadone", Lucky claimed (see page
[Lucky's exit - a projected
trip to Thailand for watching a lethal torture]
At least this: By methadone Lucky succeeded with his exit from
the drugs, and a social worker is helping him getting a rent
of invalidity. Now he also has got the courage for an exit
from Animal Circle: "The practices were always more brutal -
and without drugs the pains were doubled or tripled", Lucky
But the definite end with Animal Circle came for Lucky when
the bosses were planning a trip again: "They wanted to
Thailand watching pedophiles killing a child by torture",
Sunday's Blick also confronted procurator R.F. with the
reproaches. But Crocodile (Krokodil) refused to speak: "Lucky
is a Trudi Gerster [well known Basel woman telling children's
stories in a brilliant way], an aunt of children's stories",
But Crocodile will be forced to comment the answers. Lucky's
report to Sunday's Blick was deposed also with Basel justice.
"We are investigating since 21 April . At the moment we
are making the basic work. When there is a suspicion confirmed
then we also will act", detective superintendent Markus Melzl
declared, the speaker of Basel prosecution department.
-- since 15 years a men's ring is celebrating perverse sex
parties in Basel
-- the members are disguising themselves by names of animals
-- the victims are provided on baby prostitution spots
-- since April  Basel justice is investigating
-- when this dreadful work will be stopped?
With animal codes chasing
In the cellar of "Crocodile" ("Krokodil") members of the Basel
high society (academics and businessmen) are celebrating
perverse sex parties with children and teens from baby
prostitution since years. As a disguise these members of Basel
upper class are called with animal names.
Procurator R.F. is the boss of Animal Circle. In his house
Lucky let himself torture for years.
White Monkey (Weisser Affe)
"White Monkey" is a well known star hairdresser from Basel
working in France with prominent people.
He is the businessman P.L.
Little Weasel (Wieseli)
This is the landlord of a restaurant X.Y.
Ice Bear (Eisbär)
He is the pharmacologist U.J.
He is a doctor (physician) and private lecturer and is well
known in Basel. He wanted to pay 10,000 Swiss Franks for
Lucky was called "Rail", a moorhen, by "Crocodile", when
Crocodile promoted his favorite rent boy. Since Lucky is
presenting the facts, the members of Animal Circle are afraid
In this manner the doctor Dr. K. was crumbling over sex affair
with Lucky, page 4.
5 July 1998: <The deep fall of Dr. K.>
from: Der tiefe Fall des Dr. K.; Sunday's Blick; 5 July 1998,
number 27, page A4
<by Carl Just
BASEL - A prominent academic person has got victim of Lucky
already: Dr. K. (70) had sex with the rent boy in his medical
office and had to end his career under bad circumstances.
[Sex for methadone, as much
as he wants - the Dr. is calling himself as a "naive poor
devil" ("naiver Tropf")]
This doctor is an athletic person, well tanned, and looking
well. The patient is the contrary, with marks everywhere,
pale, bad looking by alcohol and drugs. Dr. K. and this rent
boy Lucky were an unequal pair.
"Lucky succeeded stirring me up sexually - my brain was not
working", Dr. K. is telling today in an embarrassed way.
Lucky got methadone from Dr. K. for six years. "When I told
Dr. K. from Animal Circle of Croco, this doctor was presenting
himself from one moment to the other with an erected penis
telling me: "Look what you have done with me!" And this was
the beginning forcing Lucky sucking and satisfying him orally
regularly - also in his private home. "For this service I got
as much methadone as he wanted", Lucky claims.
"Nonsense. Lucky seduced me. He knew how is working this. And
I was a naive poor devil", the doctor responds.
[Lawsuit is stopped "due to
insufficient evidence" - but the doctor has to leave his
work in the children's hospital because of his age]
In 1995 the chief doctor physician of the town of Basel was
told from the odd affair between Lucky and the doctor who was
40 years older. The chief doctor filed a charge because of
"exploiting a hardship".
One year later the public prosecution department stopped the
lawsuit against the well reputated family father "due to
insufficient evidence". During the investigation the doctor
had avowed that he had sex with Lucky "about five times" - but
the rent boy had been the active part.
"I always have worked hard for my patients. My family is
claiming that I had a helper syndrome. And Lucky was extremely
without help", the doctor said when Sundays' Blick was
confronting the doctor with this case on Friday.
Shortly after the "verdict of not guilty" Dr. K. gave his
doctor's office to his son-in-law in 1996. He had to leave his
seat in the commission of Basel children hospital - by
pressure of sanitary head office: "Government deputy Veronica
Schaller forced me to resign - but I could give an explanation
because of my age", Dr. K. declared. The children's hospital
even honored the leaving doctor with a celebration.
Appearances were safed - but this brilliant career of Dr. K.
got an embarrassing end.
Perhaps this case will end with another end before a judge:
Public prosecution service reopened the lawsuit against Dr.
6 July 1998: <Perverse sex parties with boys -
accepted until today>
Public prosecution service of Basel let working on the
pedophile "club" without any reason for 2 more years - the
names of animals - "doctors, chemists, pharmacologists,
lawyers, and businessmen"
from: Perverse Sexpartys mit Buben - bis heute geduldet;
Blick; 6 July 1998; number 153, page 2
<by Beat Alder
BASEL - Well reputated honest men had their meetings with
secret ring "Animal Circle" celebrating perverse sex parties.
Until one of the victims was telling the events. Now came out:
The Basel prosecution service was watching the work of this
circle since a long time - without acting!
Until now the Basel public prosecution service was not
interested in this sex ring. But the authorities had information about this
Animal Circle since almost two years.
"Now we are investigating very hard", public prosecutor Judie
Melzl indicated to BLICK two weeks ago. And went on holiday!
Why the authorities did not investigate the case hardly she
could not declare.
[This behavior of Basel public prosecution service provokes
the suspicion that a "high animal" of Basel public prosecution
service itself could be a member there - eventually a boss].
The members of Animal Circle are well reputated citizens:
doctors (physicians), chemists, pharmacologists, lawyers, and
businessmen. They all have a common favorite passion of
perverse sex with boys.
At the top of Animal
Circle there is "Crocodile" ("Krokodil"), a businessmen of
over 60 years. His town hose of three floors in best address
in Basel West was the center of this secret ring for years.
("Elefant") is a well reputated specialized doctor, "Ice
Bear" ("Eisbär") is a pharmacologist. A landlord of Basel
Country is known as "Little Weasel" ("Wieseli"). One of the
businessmen was called "Eagle" ("Adler"), a hairdresser of
prominent people was called "White Monkey" participating in
[The victims are drug
One of the victims is Lukas "Lucky" Frey, today 29 years old.
He knows about this Animal Circle by his own painful
experience. When he was 14 years old, Lucky got caught in the
clutches of "Croco" ("Kroko").
"My turn was every Tuesday", methadone dependent ex junky
reported to Sunday's Blick. Also the other victims of the
"Animals" were caught between their drug addiction and
slavery: The "animals" paid well.
[Pediatrician Dr. K. -
president of the children's hospital's commission - gave to
Lucky methadone for sex]
Lucky wanted his exit. He addressed himself to pediatrician
Dr. K. and got methadone from him. But he had to pay with sex.
Dr. K. knew all about the "animals". Lucky: "He was really hot
getting all details told by me."
Basel public prosecution service did not see any reason to
accuse the prominent doctor and president of the children's
hospital's commission of these times. The lawsuit was stopped!
Now it will be reopened.>
8 July 1998: <Reverse side: The "Animal Circle"
was a sex ring> - the boss was called "Crocodile" -
and boys and teens were abused for decades
from: Kehrseite: Der "Tierkreis" war ein Sexzirkel";
Tagesanzeiger; 8 July 1998, page 14
Basel. - In Basel an organization was detected with
the pseudonym "Animal Circle" (orig. German: "Tierkreis").
There is the suspicion that teens were sexually abused. The
investigation against a 70 years old doctor (physician) got
the way for the detection of the "Animal Circle". A former
patient of the doctor had filed a charge because of sexual
abuse, public prosecution service in Basel reported. There
were investigations two years before already against this
doctor. There was no confirmation of the reproaches and the
lawsuit was stopped by public prosecution service two years
The boss of "Animal Circle" was a 64 years old man with the
pseudonym of "Crocodile" (orig. German: "Krokodil"). At a
house search photos of naked men, porno material and lists
of names were found, detective superintendent Markus Melzl
said. The members of the sex gang would be all of the region
of Basel. The investigation should show if there were
criminal sexual practice or sexual action with minors.
According to the reports of the patient (who was in
treatment against his addiction to heroine with the doctor)
the members of the "Animal Circle" are also prominent men.
Boys and teens had been abused sexually during decades.
8.7.1998: <"Animal Circle": porno material
from: "Tierkreis": Porno-Material entdeckt; Basler Zeitung;
8.7.1998; edition no. 156, page 27
<vks Valentin Kressler
During investigations against the organization "Animal
Circle" the public prosecution service found something. On
Monday evening there was a house search and lots of porno
material was detected. If there are criminal things will be
vks. "Basel sex circle detected! - doctors and managers
abused children", this was the title of Sunday's Blick at
the past weekend, and by this was publishing the
investigation of public prosecution service of the town of
Basel against an organization with it's name "Animal
Circle". There are "prominent" members of Basel upper class
executing criminal sexual practices and actions Markus Melzl
said, chief of media and information of public prosecution
service (compare BaZ of 6 July).
Lots of material - [the
house search of two days ago on Monday with the 64 years
old boss of Animal Circle "Crocodile" - masses of porno
films- but no pretrial imprisonment]
Yesterday on Tuesday
Basel public prosecution service gave out a new message to
the public: In a communique the investigation authority
communicated that there had been a house search on Monday
evening in the flat of one of the members of "Animal
Circle", a 64 years old man, and a lot of porno material had
been found and lots of documents referring to this
organization "Animal Circle". There was found "a lot of
material", precised Melzl in a communication with the BaZ
(Basel Newspaper, "Basler Zeitung"). At the one hand there
was a big collection of films and photos, among others 98
rolls super 8 films, and at the other hand there are names
and data of members of the organization.
"But at the first sight the material of the house search
only contains pictures of naked young men and not of
minors", the speaker of the public prosecution service
declared. In the next days there has to be investigated
first if the confiscated material is legal porn, or if there
are also criminal elements. In the center of the
investigation is the group for sexual criminalities of the
police authority are sexual actions with children, sexual
compulsion and prohibited porn. As mentioned by Melzl in BaZ
from Monday the investigation authorities had known about
this organization only since a short time ago.
[But this is a big lie, because the people of Basel public
prosecution service simply did not believe anything].
"Basel is not a large city. We had known for sure if there
had been sexual action with children for years."
According to Melzl this 64 years old man where had been
performed the house search was the head of the organization
"Animal Circle". The search was performed in his private
flat and in the headquarter of the group in Great Basel
(Grossbasel). The former procurator is known with the
pseudonym "crocodile" and is not a "prominent". The man is
free and not in pretrial imprisonment because according to
public prosecution service there had been no reasons for any
imprisonment. "He had had the possibility to hide the
material and to fly himself", this was Melzl's reasoning for
Three more members - [a
pharmacist - a doctor (physician) - and a landlord from
Basel Country (Basel-Land, BL)]
There are three more members as the investigation about the
organization "Animal Circle" shows, for example a pharmacist
and a doctor (physician) from the town of Basel, and a
landlord from canton of Basel Country (Baselland). But a
house search with these three persons would be discussed
only when there had been detected criminal material, Melzl
said as a response to a referring question to the BaZ (Basel
Newspaper, Basler Zeitung). "Further steps depend on the
[Instead investigating more children victims and put the
whole group into prison, the public prosecution service of
Basel is watching only 98 films...]
[The doctor of Lucky
blackmailed the patient with oral sex for methadone]
According to Melzl Basel public prosecution service got news
from the organization "Animal Circle" within an
investigation before two and a half years when there was a
lawsuit against a doctor of Basel of today 70 years and
retreated. This doctor is allegedly said having blackmailed
a 29 years old man ["Lucky"] for sexual satisfaction before
giving him the methadone. Within this investigation there is
no news at this time, Melzl declared.>
9 July 1998: <Cruel sex games> - the
headquarter of "Animal Circle" was a green house with a
crocodile near Rifleman Meadow Park (Schützenmattpark)
House owner and "businessman" R.F. is the "crocodile"
("Krokodil"), called "croco" ("Kroko"), and he has his
criminal pedophile "club" since the beginning of the 1980s.
The criminal pedophile members are "exclusively men, mainly
academics, businessmen, doctors, and landlords". There is
e.g. a university lecturer called "Elephant" ("Elefant"), a
doctor called "Ice Bear" ("Eisbär") with an own doctor's
office. Here are statements of the victim "Lucky".
from: FACTS: Grauenvolle Sexspiele; 9 July 1998, edition no.
28, page 33
<This men ring with pseudonym Animal Circle had been
detected much earlier.
From Simon Hubacher
There is a two stored town house near the Rifleman Meadow
Park (Schützenmattpark) in Basel, and the house is in green.
This is not a normal color in this quiet barrier, and it
makes the house different. Add to this also the little
picture is not normal on the front door showing a crocodile.
Neighbors remember that this house had it's shutters shut
early in the afternoon already many times. But nobody had a
feeling of a threat. The next police station is only some
meters away. [So, this house is in a short distance from
Meadow Place (Wiesenplatz). The police station was shut down
in 2008 about].
Well, the policemen had not a long way to go on Monday. At
17 o'clock the investigators of Basel criminal police came
to the entrance presenting a house search decree at. Before
the house was under observation. The green color and the
sticker of the crocodile also were reasons entering this
[Criminal pedophile boss
and criminal pedophile members - "academics, businessmen,
doctors and landlords"]
The owner is a 64
years old businessman R.F. from Basel, called
"Croco" ("Kroko") by his friends. There is the suspicion
that he was the leader of a secret circle of men since the
1980s, and this secret circle had the pseudonym Animal
Circle (Tierkreis), and the members had all pseudonyms with
names of animals. They are said having forced rent boys from
Basel gay circles and minor boys to dreadful, violent sexual
actions on sex parties - under effect of drug abuse.
In the green house the authorities found "a lot of material
of evidence", with many videos, with 98 older super 8 films,
and with boxes with private videos showing naked men and
youths. Add to this name lists with possible members of the
sex circle were found. According to first investigation
results the members were exclusively men, mainly academics,
businessmen, doctors and landlords - all from the Basel
Already before the house search the authorities knew the
identities of half a dozen members of Animal Circle, among
them two medics: one is university lecturer with pseudonym
Elephant, and another is a doctor with a pseudonym Ice Bear
with an own doctor's office.
[For a long time the
employees of public prosecution service did not believe to
Lucky - the bestialities in the green house - parties with
pedophile films up to killing children - crocodile is free
due to insufficient evidence]
It's spectacular that the officials had basically found
anything. For a long time they did not believe to the only
witness. Witness Lucky, who was drug addicted and a rent boy
in former times, indicated that he had been in the clutches
of the men circle since the 1990s. Past April he prescribed details
to Basel employee of public prosecution service, Judie
Melzl, during a four hour interrogation,
prescribing the atrocities
which were performed in this green house.
This protocol became a protocol of the unbelievable. Lucky
with 22 [14?] years got the first time in contact with R.F.
[the "Crocodile"] and was introduced into the circle. He
advanced rapidly to be a favorite boy for the party
visitors. Every Wednesday there was the action. "At 15
o'clock Crocodile took his drink (Appenzeller), then he
prepared his first joint and waited for the guests", Lucky
remembers. In the cellar of the green house is the wine
depot, aside is a bar and a little disco. At the wall there
is a big screen, and there is also the big collection of
films - forbidden videos with sexual action with children,
with sadistic torture and sodomite torture. Also lethal
actions are said having been in the films. At the wall
Crocodile had installed an invitation from the police
because of the suspicion of abuse. "Croco laughed when he
saw the document", Lucky said, "never was any proof for
[The Crocodile's "album"
with the "register photos" of the boys - violation and
drinking urine - mutilation with cigarettes]
Crocodile showed Lucky a book full of photos of young men in
three positions: face, ass, and penis. Like a slave Lucky
had to suffer hardest and painful men's sex. For cash
financing his drug addiction. Lucky was drinking urine and
was mutilating nipples. When regular guests were mutilating
Lucky with cigarettes and when they wanted to burn him a K
on the back - like Crocodile (German: Krokodil) - he made
[Police and public
prosecution service did not believe the indications for a
According to Lucky's report and to the report of his legal
guardian the authorities got first indications about abuse
of minors and dependents in this organized style before two
years already. There were indications - but they were not
believed for a long time. For sure there was a freight of a
big scandal. Also according to Lucky's statement of April of
this year [April 1998] the public prosecution service was
without action first. Up to the house search 10 weeks were
The fact that there was evidence found in the green house
also makes possible another conclusion, that the activities
of the Animal Circle had stopped before a certain time, but
that the members felt safe and did not feel necessary to
eliminate the evidence.
[The canton's doctor
Hanspeter Rohr knew about "Animal Circle" a long time ago,
but meant that all would be adult homos]
One who knew about the strange sex ring at least a little
bit for a longer time was Basel canton's doctor Hanspeter
Rohr. He got to know about these strange and secret meetings
during another investigation at the end of 1996. But Rohr
was convinced that the present persons of the meetings were
only adult homos. Also blaming an involved doctor
(physician) by Rohr was without consequences. He trusted in
the exchange of data with Basel public prosecution service.
But Markus Melzl, speaker of public prosecution service,
does not want anything of this: "There was no such
information". In the meantime canton's doctor Rohr is
convinced that the investigation of before was stopped
[Meeting of "Animal Circle"
also in the holiday home of "Ice Bear" in Spain -
speculations with a connection to the Dutroux case -
projected trip to Thailand watching a lethal torture]
This investigation against Animal Circle will be a wide
investigation at the end. Members of the sex club are said having
performed meetings regularly in the holiday home of "Ice
Bear" in Spain. "Crocodile" had fostered
international contacts to sadistic men. There are also
indications that there had been a connection to Belgian
child abuser Marc Dutroux, but this is only speculation
until today. There is other data about a trip to Thailand
where the Animals wanted to be excited ultimatively watching
a man being tortured to death.
Today Lucky is 29. He was slave of the perverse fantasies of
members of Animal Circle.>
12 July 1998: <Basel sex ring: This is the
crocodile> - René F.="crocodile" - all in all 120
members of Animal Circle, from Basel upper class and
There are always more victims of criminal pedophile "Animal
Circle" telling and reporting atrocities. Criminal pederasty
and possession of child porn in Animal Circle is confirmed
by several victims now, but limitation of actions does not
permit any prosecution. Only the possession of child porn
found during the house search is qualified as a statutory
from: Sunday's Blick: Basler Sexring: Das ist das Krokodil;
12 July 1998; number 28, page A10
<Lucky (29) - he was only 14 years old when he got into
the clutches of Crocodile. To Sunday's Blick he reported
exclusively how he was abused by a multi millionaire. How he
was awarded by Animal Circle by the admission into the men's
circle getting the name of "rail", a moorhen.
Crocodile's civil name is René F. (64). And: He is the boss
of Animal Circle. Members are reputated men; doctors
(physicians), chemists, managers, mainly from Basel upper
class, but not only. Animal Circle is an international
corporation. Some of the 120 members come from Morocco,
Thailand, Spain, England, and Germany. And they all are
afraid. Because Lucky is not a singular case. Always more victims
are speaking openly about the traumatic events of
[With 11 years all began in
Animal Circle: beer, smoking, poppers drugs - sex films -
sex - up to 20 hours party]
Beat* (35) is fighting with the tears. His voice is slowing
down: "In these times I was 11 years old. I had to drink
beer, had to smoke hashish, had to sniff poppers, had to see
the most dreadful sex films, and then Crocodile took me."
Nowadays he tries handling this with painting. Beat: "The
orgies sometimes were for 20 hours."
[With 13 years watching
films with violations - violation by "Crocodile" and two
colleagues - drinking urine - torture with pins]
Also Reto* (32), a very strong man, is telling about his
pain in his heart. "With 13 years I had to watch a film with
a rock band violating a 13 years old girl. It was on an
altar. Since this moment I cannot enter any church any
more." Reto is crying: "Crocodile violated me with two
colleagues". I had to drink urine and was tortured on my
genitalia with pins."
Crocodile denying all
And what Crocodile says? "That's all bad fantasy. I never
slept with boys."
Basel police performed three house searches in the flats of
crocodile this week. Confiscated material was:
-- 98 films in super 8, among them child porn and films
showing sex with animals
-- and 100s of photos with naked men
-- and the diaries of Crocodile of the passed 20 years
-- and the list of names of the members of the Animal
[Melzl regrets the statute
of limitations of 10 years since the criminal action -
national deputy von Felten wants statute of limitation
Detective superintendent Markus Melzl, speaker of public
prosecution service: "We also detected a trap door in the
floor disguised with a carpet and with a chair." But Melzl
is afraid that most of the assumed criminalities all have
passed the statute of limitations. Socialist national deputy
Margrit von Felten says: "The statute of limitations have to
be absolutely extended. Concretely: They should begin only
since maturity of the victim. Who abuses children is
committing murder of souls."
* name known to the editor
Police searching more
victims of Crocodile
Public prosecution service of the town of Basel is calling
that all victims of Animal Circle will communicate instantly
(061-267 71 71). Detective superintendent Markus Melzl: "Our
officials are in the position persecuting the questioning in
a good way. There is a victim's help law. The questioning
will be with persons of the same sex. The victims can take a
confidential person of their choice with them. In the
emergency case there is a psychological assistance."
16 July 1998: <Many animal stories about
Basel "Animal Circle"> - Basel daily newspaper BaZ
appeasing that this would be only a local gay club
This article of Basel Newspaper (Basler Zeitung) is
obliterating the facts which is corrected in [squared
from: Viele animalische Geschichten über den Basler
Tierkreis; Basler Zeitung; 16 July 1998; edition no. 163,
<msu Markus Sutter
Since the beginning of July the strongest
newspaper of Switzerland [Blick] is reporting regularly
about a regional event
[false, the Animal Circle is an international affair]
but seen in a phrenological way all this is not worth one
single line [because all is "lapsed"]: Because until now the
facts are missing that pedophile had acted out their
perverse tendencies in an "Animal Circle sex club"
[wrong, there is the report of witness Lucky and this is
enough, but the action is "lapsed"].
But a doctor (physician) has to be ready being reported to
Basel. msu. It was a striking headline telling "Basel sex
ring detected! - Doctors and managers abused children" from
Sunday's Blick at the beginning of summer holidays provoking
much freight in the traditionally time of poor news. Chief
witness was a 29 years old man. According to the statement
of the victim many prominent members of Basel [and also
foreigners] had performed forbidden sexual actions with
At least one statement is not right in the last sentence: On
the list with more than 120 members which is in the hands of
the public prosecution service nobody could be found which
was a member of "high society", detective superintendent
Markus Melzl stated yesterday to journalists of BaZ (Basel
Newspaper, Basler Zeitung). Who wanted to find a politician
was searching in vain for example.
[It seems as if somebody had called to Basel public
prosecution service that nobody should be "insulted",
otherwise there would happen "something". The main witness
Lucky dependent of methadone is presented as an incredible
Disturbed with the cases -
[Lucky is said having satisfied Dr. K. orally voluntarily]
And the speaker of Basel public prosecution service is
pointing out above all the fact that there are two cases
mixed which basically have nothing to do with each other,
but the media would mix them again and again. Only the
victim played two times a central part in both cases. The
first case was about an elder doctor who had sexual contact
to the 29 year old main witness Lucky and is said
having exploited the addiction of methadone. This first
lawsuit had been stopped in 16 January 1996 because the
younger man spoke of a voluntary love affair to the doctor.
But an advisor had not taken earnest this statement as it
seems as it seems and the lawsuit was reopened.
Former statements corrected
- [Lucky speaks of attempts of pressure and of exploiting
of a hardship by Dr. K.]
Lucky contradicted his former statement of before and now
spoke about attempts of pressure and about a relationship of
dependence. According to the present data of facts the
doctor has to await a lawsuit because of sexual compulsion
or exploitation of a hardship, Melzl said. There is no
reason not to believe the young man.
[Purchase of child porn is
no statutory offense in Basel]
That's what has to be said about the first case. Now the
second case is with the so called "Animal Circle" (German:
"Tierkreis") which Lucky was indicating in another
investigation. The reproaches connected with this were heavy
that a sado maso ring of men had abused and tortured teens.
There had been two house searches and a lot of porn material
- also about children - was found. But all confiscated
material was purchased and not produced. Therefore also in
this case no relevant statutory offense can be found.
Because the simple possession of such material is tolerated
It seems that all is
"lapsed" - [Animal Circle existed since the 1950s already
- connections to the Dutroux case is denied by Basel
Newspaper (Basler Zeitung, BaZ)]
Indictable are only sexual actions with children under 16
years. Hard proofs for pedophile actions are missing until
now. And when there had been pedophile action, so all would
be "lapsed" - according Melzl - after 10 years, in
exemptions after 15 years (when a culprit had been in jail
for another case e.g.). Therefore Lucky with his 29 years is
rated not as a victim any more, and also the 54 year old man
who had made a written statement indicating having been
abused with 14 by "members of Animal Circle" is not rated as
a victim any more.
"But we a bad law enforcement agency when there would be the
argument that all had been lapsed", Melzl stated to Basel
Newspaper (Basler Zeitung, BaZ). The affected should come
and give their experience to the authorities in any case,
coming with a person of their confidence. The interrogation
would be performed according to the victim's help law.
At the other hand there cannot be excluded that above all
Zurich media [competitors to Basel media] have exaggerated
the "Animal Circle" story, and have presented it in a
one-sided way. A very good example is the review "Facts"
presenting "rumors" about the connection of the "Basel men's
ring to child abuser Dutroux", and also a photo of the
detained Belgian was presented in the same article.
[The public prosecution service is acting in a simple way
stating that all has "lapsed", and by this no name has to be
published. Juridically that's like this].
No moralizers - [now Basel
Newspaper (BaZ) claims that the Animal Circle would be
only a club of adult gays]
Melzl would never state a rumor. Well, the detective
superintendent is stating for sure that the location of the
action was not a club of literature. But it seems having
been a preferred meeting point for gays. But Basel public
prosecution service is not pursuing gays, and has no right
to act as a moralizer, Melzl stressed.
"Members of Animal Circle"
[Sex with children is denied, and also women and non gays
are said having been "member" of the Animal Circle - names
of animals were given "as a joke"]
One member of "Animal Circle" was angry about the media and
the Sunday's press communicating with Basel Newspaper (BaZ)
directly indicating that he knew a lot about this circle
since a long time. There were many rent boys there. But he
does not know anybody who had done anything with child pron
he claimed. On the list of 120 persons there are also some
women and non gays. They all had been qualified as members
and had been given names of animals as a joke by the boss.
For example "Crocodile", the boss of the organization, named
the sister of the caller a "horse".
Now some Internet freaks were finding the real names of some
members of "Animal Circle" using the initials, and now some
of the members feel embarrassed and are threatening with
juridical steps. Markus Melzl would be glad when the
affected would communicate with him or with the group for
sexual crimes with criminal police.>
25.7.1998: <Town of Basel: New reproaches
against Basel Animal Circle> - 3 more victims
from: Basler Zeitung: Basel-Stadt: Neue Vorwürfe gegen
Basler "Tierkreis"; 25.7.1998; edition no. 171, page 29
<vks Valentin Kressler
Within the investigations against Basel "Animal Circle"
(German: "Basler Tierkreis") three more potential affected
have appeared. But juridically there is no relevant action
[3 more victims - two more
statements given to Basel public prosecution service - the
10 years period of limitation is protecting the culprits
of Animal Circle]
vks. There is more information in the affair about the
organization "Animal Circle" (German: "Tierkreis") which
members have allegedly abused teens sexually: Since the
article of Basel Newspaper (BaZ) of 16 July the public
prosecution service not only has the information of 29 year
old "Lucky" [Lukas Frey] who started with all information, but there are three
more potentially affected persons, media speaker
Markus Melzl reported after a request. Investigation
authorities could put down the statements of two of these victims
yesterday and before two days. The facts - according to
Melzl - are indicating that the reproaches indicated by
"Lucky" would be confirmed.
"The main reproach is that there had been sexual action
between the members of Animal Circle and the affected when
they had not been 16 year old yet", the speaker of public
prosecution service said. Therefore, article no. 187 of
Swiss Criminal Code (sexual action with children) would be
fulfilled (sexual action with children) eventually. Would
be, because all action indicated has been lapsed since a
long time - as it is the case with "Lucky". The statute of
limitation is 10 years since the last action. Public
prosecution service cannot present any relevant criminal
action, so. Therefore there cannot be any lawsuit, Melzl
clearly states, and therefore there had not been any
questioning [with the culprits].
The three newly
turned up affected are two men from Basel (32 and 54 year
old), and one elder man of the region of Constance
(German: Konstanz). The latter has not made any
statement at public prosecution service because he is in
holidays in the USA at the moment.
[Idea of Melzl for a new
limitation: 10 years since to be adult]
In a conversation with Basel Newspaper (BaZ) Melzl showed
his discontent with the present law: "The today's law of
statute of limitation with sexual criminalities is not
satisfying. 10 years of limitation since to be adult would
be more reasonable. This also would have a great preventive
effect." The next steps will be more questionings of
witnesses, the media speaker said. He also hoped that more
affected would speak with the public prosecution service and
could give indication about judicially relevant actions.
["Crocodile" denies sex
with children or teens]
The presumable boss of "Animal Circle" (German:
"Tierkreis"), a former procurator with the pseudonym
"Crocodile" ("Krokodil") did not want to say anything to the
latest reproaches. But the man indicated that there had
never been any sexual action with minors.>
[But according to the victims just this is absolute lie, and
it does not seem logic why the victims are charging the
members of this circle when it would not be right].
9 August 1998: <Campaign against "Animal
Circle"> - big list of names and mass questioning
from: Sunday's Blick: Offensive gegen "Tierkreis"; 9 August
1998; number 32, page A15
<BASEL - Basel police is making a campaign against sex
"Animal Circle". Mass questioning is projected. "Performing
house searches we could find dozens of names", Markus Melzl from
public prosecution service declared. "We will contact all
these persons now." Until these days police could find out
four victims giving testimony that they were sexually abused
by members of "Animal Circle" when they had been children
yet. Melzl: "But these actions all have lapsed. Now we are
looking for affected people with an abuse which has not
And what has happened then?
There are rumors that highly ranked European politicians and
bankers are in this criminal Animal Circle like
-- a former UBS boss without regular banker's education
-- a former chancellor of Germany with an eagle's face
-- a former member of Swiss government with an innocent face
-- a member of present Basel government
and so on.
Perhaps Basel public prosecution service and Swiss press were
bribed by the culprits, so there was no further news.
Add to this it's a fact that children are disappearing every
year in all the world - and these children are in the hands of
criminal pedophile circles, for example of Animal Circle, and
eventually the children are killed eliminating any mark.
Some political madness in the world like the creation of an
"Euro" is explainable admitting that this criminal pedophile
Animal Circle is an important international political center
Journalists and public prosecution services, please come out
with the truth and don't allow action of criminal pedophile
Animal Circle and other pedophile circles any more but protect
the world of this criminals - not important which political
rank they have. Also the bosses of politics have to accept the
law of unharmed childhood!
Michael Palomino, 24 February 2011
Summary of news about "Basel Animal Circle" ("Basler
Tierkreis") - January 14, 2014
Information from November 8, 2010: orphanage of
Basel selling children in the 1970s
Making a summary with news from Swiss juridical circles about
criminal money laundering pedophile UBS AG in Basel (Ospel and
Villiger etc.) there was a striking e-mail:
6:23 pm (MET)
Criminal militaristic teacher Mr. Walter Fankhauser is
under suspicion: in the orphanage of Basel children were
H. sees a suspicion with criminal teacher Mr. Walter
Fankhauser who was a teacher in the 1970s in Basel. Fankhauser
had not only a criminal behavior to the youth fellows he was
teaching but - when he was a member of criminal Socialist
Party (SP) in Basel Town - then he was perhaps also involved
with selling children from the orphanage. Quotation:
You check it?
|Original in German
|<Eben wie gesagt,
was Fankhauser anbelangt [...] Sollte er im Staat
gearbeitet haben, oder im Waisenhaus Basel am
Wettsteinplatz (auch einfach "Waiseli" genannt),
dann könnte er in den 1970er Jahren beteiligt
gewesen sein, in den 70er-Jahren, als die vielen
Kinder in der vb (Vormundschaftsbehörde)
verschwanden und verkauft wurden, die bis heute nie
mehr aufgetaucht sind. Dann war mein Vater sein
Erzfeind. Schaun mer mal.>
|<As I said
concerning Mr. Fankhauser [...] If he was a staff
member of the state, or working at the orphanage in
Basel at Wettstein Square (which was called simply
"orphy"), then he could have been involved into
actions of the 1970s when many children of Basel
Guardianship Authority were disappearing for being
sold and never appeared again. Then my father was is
absolute enemy. Let's see.>
There is a causal chain (thesis): orphanage is selling
children - criminal pedophile "Basel Animal Circle" is
purchasing, abusing, torturing and killing children
There were children from the orphanage disappearing being sold
and never were seen again: Criminal pedophile "Basel Animal
Circle" from Swiss Bank Corporation (Bankverein SBV with the
criminal pedophile leaders Ospel and Villiger (FDP), with
their assists Hubacher and Heierle from Socialist Party (SP)
etc.) are under an absolute suspicion having purchased
children from Basel orphanage and from other orphanages for
abusing them, torturing them, and killing them - and there is
the suspicion that the staff of the orphanage and the Basel
Guardianship Authority got a price payed for the children.
A good friend from Switzerland is agreeing with this causal
Information from January 21, 2014 - 7:20 pm (MET):
thesis: orphanage sold children to "Basel Animal Circle"
And: This criminal pedophile "Basel Animal Circle" is
saving it's existence with members from justice, policy and
F. from criminal Switzerland is writing:
|Original in German:
|<Klar stimmt Deine
Kausalkette…. Aber sie geht noch viel weiter. Diese
kriminellen Pädos sitzen in der Justiz und Politik
und sind global organisiert. Siehe Belgien mit
Dutroux. Es ist ein Riesenbusiness, Die Folterpornos
und Snufffilme werden überallhin verkauft. Diese
Kreise sind international organisiert. Wenn Du da
herumstocherst, kann es sein, dass du all dein Geld
verlierst, deinen Ruf und ev. sogar dein Leben.
Darum getraut sich keiner ran! Klar sind auch die
Geheimdienste involviert. Es ist zum Kotzen!>
|<Of course your
causal chain is right ... But there is much more.
These criminal pedophiles are in justice and policy
and they are organized globally. See the Dutroux
case in Belgium. It's a huge business. The torture
pornos and criminal movies are sold everywhere.
These circles are organized internationally. When
you are searching there then it can be that you will
loose all your money, your fame or eventually even
Therefore nobody is investigating this topic. Of
course also secret services are involved. It's
So, where is the investigation about disappeared children from
the Basel orphanage and where it the investigation about
purchased and killed children from "Basel Animal Circle"? When
will this criminal pedophile mess in the world stop?
Michael Palomino, portrait
28.3.2014: Swiss resistance army P-26 (founded
by Hubacher) + "Basel Animal Circle" (founded by
Hubacher 1964) + NATO ("rest room" in Thailand since
During my research about secret Swiss resistance army
P-26 I found new things analysing the Swiss PUK report about
Swiss Defense Department of 1990:
-- as I was told by a Swiss who knows Thailand since 20
years 20 years ago Thais sold their children in Pattaya as
slaves yet for 100 dollars per child - this I could not see
any more in Pattaya during my stay from 2012 to 2014 - but
it can be admitted that this was the drive founding the
criminal pedophile ring "Basel Animal Circle" in Switzerland
-- as Mr. Cattelan was only making Thailand trips when he
went abroad there is a big suspicion that he is also a
member of this "Basel Animal Circle" because another fact is
that his office (of the phantom company "Consec" at Little
Tree Lane (Bäumleingasse) Nº 2) was only 100 m from Swiss
Bank Corporation (Schweizerischer Bankverein) where other
leading members of "Animal Circle" were managing this
"circle", Mr. Ospel and Mr. Villiger, and this office of
"Consec" was only 300 m away from the flat of the founder of
this "Animal Circle" Mr. Helmut Hubacher (Tanner Lane,
German: Gerbergässlein Nº 26)
-- now there is also the research result that this P-26 was
an element of a complete network of secret armies of NATO,
and P-26 was also commanded by NATO (book of Daniele Ganser:
"NATO's Secret Armies: Operation
GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe". Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/NATOs-Secret-Armies-Operation-Contemporary/dp/0714685003
So P-26 was an element of NATO secret armies and was lead by
NATO. That means that Switzerland is a secret NATO member
and military neutrality of Switzerland is a big big LIE
-- as the secret Swiss resistance army P-26 was found by
Hubacher (corresponding to indications of Swiss juridical
circles; the center during "peace" times was in Oberburg
near Burgdorf only about 5 km from the home village of
Hubacher "Krauchthal" away), and as also "Basel Animal
Circle" is found by Hubacher in 1964 (according to Swiss
juridical circles) so it seems that Hubacher also had direct
-- not only this, but P-26 fostered tight connections with
English criminal secret service MI6 and Swiss P-26 was even
installing it's radio head quarter in England, see the
interview with historian Mr. Ganser (http://www.wahrheitssuche.org/nato.html
<The summary gives the indication that there were very
tight relations between P26 and British MI6. Swiss people
were training in England, were installing their radio head
quarter in London and were using the "Harpoon" radio system
of the NATO secret armies.> Also this tight collaboration
with MI6 is an absolute violation of military neutrality
which is only a big big LIE
-- and when I consider how the criminal Swiss secret service
was pursuing me in Thailand from 2012 to 2014 - together
with criminal English men from MI6 occupying complete hotels
and occupying rooms around my room and occupying houses
around my house etc. - then there is the absolute suspicion
that also NATO in Thailand has got a head quarter like
secret and criminal Swiss intelligence service P-27, and
there is the suspicion that also NATO is contaminated in a
pedophile way like "Basel Animal Circle" - all this would
fit to NATO because NATO is only manipulating
And there are the following facts additionally:
-- since 1964 Thailand is a NATO center because of Vietnam War
(after the Tomkin case of 1964 and after the deliberate
escalation whereas one has to consider that this Tomkin case
probably never was) - and in Thailand B-52 bombers were loaded
with their bombs and spraying airplanes were loaded with Agent
-- Thailand was one of the "rest areas" for the
"American" soldiers where international sex tourism was
establishing with these "American" soldiers: sex tourisnm
was installed in Thailand by Vietnam war since 1964.
And now there data are combining like this:
-- criminal pedophile ring "Basel Animal Circle" was founded
in 1964 - the same year when NATO was starting sex tourism
in Thailand with their "American" soldiers in 1964 after the
alleged Tonkin case
-- and Mr. Hubacher, the founder of criminal pedophile
"Basel Animal Circle" in 1964 is also the founder of P-26
and P-27 with direct contacts to the NATO
-> all this fits.
Swiss juridical circles are reporting about Hubacher that
this Mr. Helmut Hubacher has contacts
-- to old communists ("Gray Eminence")
-- to neo-Nazis
and now one can complete the list with: -- (neo-Nazis of)
NATO and MI6.
Thesis: NATO in Thailand (since 1964) + Hubacher with
"Basel Animal Circle" in Europe (since 1964)
That means NATO and criminal "U.S.A." with their criminal
Vietnam War and with the Tonkin case (in 1964, which probably
never had happened) detected helpless child sex system in
Thailand where children were sold systematically where the
"American" soldiers had their "rest rooms", and Mr. Helmut
Hubacher introduced this "system" in Europe (in 1964) with
"Basel Animal Circle" - probably in coordination with NATO and
"high policy" in Europe.
It seems that Mr. Helmut Hubacher has organized sex tourism
in Europe since 1964 for NATO which had enjoyed it in
Thailand since 1964. Thus it is probable that this criminal
pedophile club "Basel Animal Circle" - founded in 1964 - got
it's inspiration probably by Vietnam War by the "rest room"
of NATO in Thailand...
Thus the cultural enrichment by NATO is the following: bombs,
Agent Orange, manipulations, cluster mines, uranium bombs, and
criminal pedophilia also destroying the children and complete
peoples. And Mr. Hubacher was spreading this system destroying
children also in Europe.
Protecting children from child abuse has to go together with a
good school system and with a good economic system so there is
a drive for intellectual development. This was not done by
NATO in Asia as it seems, but they purchased and abused in
Thailand also children...
There is no
advertising with criminals.